Crossword clues for please
- "Pretty" thing to say, with a cherry on top?
- Entreaty that may follow "pretty"
- When repeated several times, child's entreaty
- What parents might prompt kids to say
- Give satisfaction
- "If you would..."
- Crosby hit
- Crosby hit: 1932
- "___ Be Kind," 1938 song
- Polite word
- Word used in courtesy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Please \Please\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasing.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. Complacent, Placable, Placid, Plea, Plead, Pleasure.]
To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy.
I pray to God that it may plesen you.
What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.
To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.
Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he.
--Ps. cxxxv. 6.
A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech.
To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally. ``It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.''
--Col. i. 19.
To-morrow, may it please you.
To be pleased in or To be pleased with, to have complacency in; to take pleasure in.
To be pleased to do a thing, to take pleasure in doing it; to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.
Please \Please\, v. i.
To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions.
What pleasing scemed, for her now pleases more.
For we that live to please, must please to live.
To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.
Heavenly stranger, please to taste These bounties.
That he would please 8give me my liberty.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "to be agreeable," from Old French plaisir "to please, give pleasure to, satisfy" (11c., Modern French plaire, the form of which is perhaps due to analogy of faire), from Latin placere "to be acceptable, be liked, be approved," related to placare "to soothe, quiet" (source of Spanish placer, Italian piacere), possibly from PIE *plak-e- "to be calm," via notion of still water, etc., from root *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta).\n
\nMeaning "to delight" in English is from late 14c. Inverted use for "to be pleased" is from c.1500, first in Scottish, and paralleling the evolution of synonymous like (v.). Intransitive sense (do as you please) first recorded c.1500; imperative use (please do this), first recorded 1620s, was probably a shortening of if it please (you) (late 14c.). Related: Pleased; pleasing; pleasingly.\n
\nVerbs for "please" supply the stereotype polite word ("Please come in," short for may it please you to ...) in many languages (French, Italian), "But more widespread is the use of the first singular of a verb for 'ask, request' " [Buck, who cites German bitte, Polish proszę, etc.]. Spanish favor is short for hace el favor "do the favor." Danish has in this sense vær saa god, literally "be so good."
Etymology 1 alt. (label en transitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to. vb. (label en transitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to. Etymology 2
adv. 1 (non-gloss definition lang=en Used to make a polite request.) 2 (non-gloss definition lang=en Used as an affirmative to an offer.) 3 (non-gloss definition lang=en An expression of annoyance or impatience.) alt. 1 (non-gloss definition lang=en Used to make a polite request.) 2 (non-gloss definition lang=en Used as an affirmative to an offer.) 3 (non-gloss definition lang=en An expression of annoyance or impatience.) Etymology 3
adv. (context lang=en regional Cincinnati) (non-gloss definition lang=en Said as a request to repeat information.) [http://www.daredictionary.com/view/dare/ID_00044218]
adv. used in polite request; "please pay attention"
Please is the first album by English electronic music group Pet Shop Boys, released in 1986. According to the duo, the album's title was chosen so that people had to go into a record shop and say "Can I have the Pet Shop Boys album, 'Please'?". The album has sold around 3 million copies worldwide to date.
Hits from Please include " West End Girls", " Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)", " Suburbia", and " Love Comes Quickly". "West End Girls" was a hit in both the UK and the United States.
Please is the debut album by Matt Nathanson, released in July 1993 on Acrobat Records.
"Please" is the title of a debut song written by Tony Haselden, and recorded by American country music duo The Kinleys. It was released in July 1997 as the first single from their debut album Just Between You and Me. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Later in the year, Epic also released an acoustic version of the song.
"Please" is a single released by Robin Gibb in 2003. The song was written by Michael Graves and Errol Reid. It was released on the album Magnet in 2002, and later it was released as a single only in Germany, New Zealand, and in the UK. The song was edited to 3:59 for its single version.
"Please" is the eleventh song from U2's 1997 album, Pop. It was released as the album's fourth single on 20 October 1997.
As with " Sunday Bloody Sunday", the song is about The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The single cover for this song features the pictures of four Northern Irish politicians — Gerry Adams, David Trimble, Ian Paisley, and John Hume (clockwise from top left).
Two months before the release of the single, live versions of "Please" and three other songs from the PopMart Tour were released on the Please: PopHeart Live EP in September 1997.
"Please" is a song by American recording artist Toni Braxton from her fifth studio album, Libra. It was written by Scott Storch, Makeba Riddick, Vincent Herbert, and Kameron Houff and produced by Storch.
The track was released as the album's lead single to US rhythmic and urban AC radio formats on May 30, 2005. While "Please" reached number thirty-six on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but instead reached number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, making it one of the lowest-charting singles of Braxton's career. "Please" was the only single from Libra for which a music video was shot, directed by Chris Robinson.
"Please (You Got That ...)" is the second single from the 1993 album Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and featured guest vocals from legendary American R&B Artist Ray Charles.
When Ray Charles arrived to sing his part, Hutchence was there in the studio to teach him how to produce the Hutchencesque vocal style. "Mr. Charles," Michael respectfully addressed him, "... it (the melody) goes like this ... (Michael sings the line and Ray Charles attempts to imitate it). After many attempts Charles says, "Sir (Michael), I know I will eventually get it right" ... and of course he did.
"Please" is a song recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in December 2000 as the first single from the album Thunder & Roses. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Jeffrey Steele, Michael Dulaney and John Hobbs.
Please is a 1933 short musical comedy film directed and produced by Arvid E. Gillstrom. It stars Bing Crosby as himself along with Vernon Dent and Mary Kornman.
Usage examples of "please".
But so please you I will not abide till then, but will kneel to him and to his Lady and Queen here and now.
But please remember that, as a guest aboard our ship, we expect better manners.
The mistress of the house was fond of ready-made phrases, and she adopted this one, about Julien, very pleased at having invited an academician to dine with them.
Miraculously unbroken despite the changes in acceleration, its weight was impossible to guess in the microgravity of the ship, but its mass was pleasing.
Take a seat, and tell me what there is to prevent you, when, in accepting my offer, you are sure to please M.
Please be aware that these principles are an absolutely essential foundation for understanding the rest of this book, for using the tools of Kabbalah that it presents, and for achieving the connection with the Light that is our true purpose in life.
Will you suffer me therefore to beg, unless any consideration restrains you, that you would be pleased to acquaint me what motives have induced you thus to withdraw from the society of mankind, and to betake yourself to a course of life to which it sufficiently appears you were not born?
I was still more pleased at the chance which had made me acquainted with Martinelli, whom I had known by repute for six years.
I was pleased with the columbine, and felt a strong desire to be acquainted with her.
Western: nor did that good lady depart without leaving some wholesome admonitions with her brother, on the dreadful effects of his passion, or, as she pleased to call it, madness.
And now, my friend, having given you these few admonitions, we will, if you please, once more set forward with our history.
Oh, forgive me, for I see the pained expression on your face, so please forgive this over enthusiastic adolescent for his clumsy way of saying what he feels.
I knew that, though our father made a show of affability, he was far from pleased.
I found a solitary boy of about seventeen in charge, and was pleased to note the brightness and affability which promised cheerful information.
Thenceforward they may fight as it pleases them, ahorse, or afoot, with lance, with sword, or with dagger, but to the vanquished no mercy will be shown.